I played the Christmas gift thing masterfully this year. When various family members asked me a few months ago what I wanted for Christmas, I told each of them a gift card or cash for a new grill. Such a gift would be the most thoughtful thing they could do for me (and I would love them more for it).
Several faithful family and friends- who now have greater status in my life- came through well over the last few days of gift giving. I compiled almost enough to buy a marked down (out of season) Char Broil, stainless steel, porcelain coated 4-burner grill (pictured above). The grill is regularly $350, I'm scoring it for $200. I'm stoked...no pun intended.
We have had the same old piece of junk grill since we moved to KC in 1997. I have overhauled the guts of the thing three times and it needs it again. No more I say! I'm picking it up tomorrow and we'll be eating burgers on Thursday night!
There are few relationships more intimate and profound than a man and his grill.